2017 CDBG-DR

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During 2017, severe weather events caused extensive damage in many parts of our state, resulting in three Presidential disaster declarations -- two due to Southwest Georgia tornadoes and one in the wake of Hurricane Irma. In August 2018, the federal government awarded Georgia $37,943,000 in disaster recovery assistance to address the unmet recovery needs of the areas affected by these disasters. Additionally, in January 2020, HUD allocated an additional $13,015,596 to repair infrastructure damaged by these disasters. 

Funds will be prioritized for use in the Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) areas, to facilitate long-term recovery through the restoration of infrastructure and housing, and for mitigation activities to protect from predictable future damage.

Eligible counties: Berrien, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Coffee, Cook, Crisp, Dougherty, Glynn, Liberty, McIntosh, Thomas, Turner, Wilcox, Worth

Most Impacted and Distressed Areas:
31520 (Glynn County), 31548 (Camden County) and 31701, 31705, 31707 (Dougherty County)

Programs offered under this allocation:

  • Affordable Multifamily Rental Program (development)
  • Homeowner Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program
  • Multifamily Rehabilitation Program
  • Infrastructure Program




  • This is notification that a substantial amendment to the 2017 CDBG-DR Action Plan has been posted to the DCA website for public comment and may be viewed here: 2017 CDBG-DR Amendment #3 for Public Comment | Georgia Department of Community Affairs (ga.gov).

    In accordance with HUD regulations, the amendment will be available for public viewing and comment for 30 days prior to it being sent to HUD for final approval. Changes to the Action Plan will appear in red font. Additions will be underlined and deletions will contain a strike-through.

    Comments should be submitted to cdbg-dr@dca.ga.gov by Monday, December 19, 2022, in order to be addressed and included in the public comment section of the submission to HUD.